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Philosophy of Science : A Very Short Introduction
by Samir Okasha


Overview - What is science? Is there a real difference between science and myth? Is science objective? Can science explain everything? This Very Short Introduction provides a concise overview of the main themes of contemporary philosophy of science. Beginning with a short history of science to set the scene, Samir Okasha goes on to investigate the nature of scientific reasoning, scientific explanation, revolutions in science, and theories such as realism and anti-realism.  Read more...

 
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Overview
What is science? Is there a real difference between science and myth? Is science objective? Can science explain everything? This Very Short Introduction provides a concise overview of the main themes of contemporary philosophy of science. Beginning with a short history of science to set the scene, Samir Okasha goes on to investigate the nature of scientific reasoning, scientific explanation, revolutions in science, and theories such as realism and anti-realism. He also looks at philosophical issues in particular sciences, including the problem of classification in biology, and the nature of space and time in physics. The final chapter touches on the conflicts between science and religion, and explores whether science is ultimately a good thing.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780192802835
  • ISBN-10: 0192802836
  • Publisher: Oxford Univ Pr
  • Publish Date: August 2002
  • Page Count: 144
  • Dimensions: 0.5 x 4.25 x 6.75 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.35 pounds


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